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God wants to speak to you! from David Wilkerson

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"Life's a dance, you learn as you go... " Go ahead and dance!

Reading about Paleo and Raw Food diets is inspiring changes in My diet! Just enough to want to add lots of veggies!


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Easter is for Second Chances

But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you."
— Mark 16:6–7
Do you need a second chance today? On the first Easter morning, Peter needed one. There in the Upper Room, he had insisted that he would never deny Christ. But just as Jesus had predicted, Peter not only denied the Lord, but he denied Him three times. The last glimpse Peter had of Jesus before His crucifixion was in the glow of the fire in the high priest's courtyard, where he actually made eye contact with Jesus. And then he went out and wept bitterly.

What kind of look do you think Jesus gave Peter when their eyes met? Do you think it was one of those I-told-you-so looks? Do you think it was one of scorn, as if to say, "How could you betray Me?" I don't think it was either one. I think it was a look of love, a look of compassion that said, "I still love you, Peter." And I believe that is why Peter went out and wept bitterly. He had failed the Lord so miserably. He probably thought there was no hope for him.

But then a message went out from the empty tomb that Jesus had risen, followed by these instructions, "Go, tell His disciples—and Peter. . . ." It was not, "Go tell the disciples, including Peter, James, and John. . . ." It was just Peter, because Peter needed a special word of encouragement.

Do you need encouragement today? Maybe you have fallen short. You didn't plan on it, but it happened. And like Peter, maybe you ended up with the wrong people in the wrong place at the wrong time, ultimately doing the wrong thing.
God gave Peter a second chance. And He will give you one, too—because Easter is for the person who needs a second chance.

Tina

"Life's a dance, you learn as you go... " Go ahead and dance!

Reading about Paleo and Raw Food diets is inspiring changes in My diet! Just enough to want to add lots of veggies!


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*Give the child up*
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Now two women who were harlots came to the king, and stood before him. And
the king said, "The one says, 'This is my son, who lives, and your son is
the dead one'; and the other says, 'No! But your son is the dead one, and my
son is the living one.'" Then the king said, "Bring me a sword." So they
brought a sword before the king. And the king said, "Divide the living child
in two, and give half to one, and half to the other."

Then the woman whose son was living spoke to the king, for she yearned with
compassion for her son; and she said, "O my lord, give her the living child,
and by no means kill him!" But the other said, "Let him be neither mine nor
yours, but divide him." So the king answered and said, "Give the first woman
the living child, and by no means kill him; she is his mother." 1 Kings
3:16, 23-27

We all know this story where King Solomon showed great wisdom in deciding
who was the true mother of this baby. When faced with his death, she was
willing to give the child up to the other woman, sacrificing him for his
good.

Thankfully we will not likely find ourselves in a situation where we must
give up a child or he will die. But there will be many times when we must
sacrifice what we want for the best of a child. It is one of the hardest
parts of being a mom.

As we also saw exemplified in Moses' mother, good women will often have to
make tough decisions, sacrificing everything, for their children. God seems
to call us to such high duty, we need to be ready to obey Him, even when we
don't understand.

We will often find ourselves having to let our children have more freedom
than we desire, cutting through those apron strings so they become
independent, responsible adults. Preparing them to make decisions, and
letting them fail sometimes.

Maybe you have a child who wants to ride motorcycles, snowboards, or horses,
and you hate the danger level, but need to allow them to do express
themselves. It could be the mission field to which they are called, in a
country fraught with unrest.

I encourage you to trust the wisdom of the Lord, after much prayer and
preparation, give the child up, trust the Father for his care. Know that we
must let them learn to walk and run, make decisions and mistakes, to be
ready for all God has planned for their lives.

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humbly thanks God for allowing these words to flow through her and prays
they are a blessing to others as God has allowed them to bless her. She
desires to honor the Lord in her writing and prays you will hold everything
she writes up to the Word of God to see if it is true and come to her if you
feel she is unscriptural. JulieBeth and her husband Rex live in Oakdale,
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Edited by: TINAKATRINA1 at: 6/19/2010 (13:26)
Tina

"Life's a dance, you learn as you go... " Go ahead and dance!

Reading about Paleo and Raw Food diets is inspiring changes in My diet! Just enough to want to add lots of veggies!


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